Module 1: Functional Nutrition (FN) Assessment

(Recorded on Sat, Aug 8, 2020)

Note: Due to technical difficulties, only the first half recording is currently available.
We should have a recording for the second half by sometime this week.

IFMNT COT Module 1
Virtual Workshop (First Half)


Modules 1 represents the beginning of a meaningful journey to a new level practice, empowering you with expanded knowledge, skill-set, and toolbox to become the most effective practitioner you have ever been. Be sure to register for subsequent modules to continue your learning journey and ensure career transformation!

Note: Entering Module 1 assumes you’ve already completed (or are in process of completing) our IFMNT Intro Series. Remember, unless you’ve pre-qualified to opt out, the Intro Series is required for the FMNS certification,

Meeting times:

Wednesday live webinars 7:45-9:45 PM ET (7/22, 7/29, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2 & 9/9)
Note: no class Wednesday, August 5th

Patient Intake practicum 4-hr workshop intensive: Saturday 8/8/20, 11 AM – 3 PM ET

Recording access:

All sessions recorded in case you miss live or if you just want to review again. Recording access limited to 4 months from access date. All other course materials available for download to your permanent files.


CPE is earned after passing of each self-study quiz and completing a brief learning assessment survey.

Certificate of Completion is earned upon completion of all module quizzes (Note: this must happen within course access timeframe to avoid an additional fee). Certificates will be sent to the email you used to register for this course.

This Module Includes:

Part 1: The Functional Nutrition Intake
Part 2: The Functional Nutrition Focused Physical Exam
Part 3: The Six Core Centers of Health

The IFMNT approach looks at core imbalances in key body systems that underlie symptoms and are the root of chronic health conditions. The unique makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind-body) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.

Functional medicine focuses on prevention and support through nutrition, as its cornerstone. Categories addressed in the Functional Nutrition Assessment:

  • Diet / Therapeutic diets
  • Exercise / movement
  • Laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques (part 2)
  • Combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines
  • Dietary and herbal supplements
  • Environmental toxic load and detoxification support
  • Lifestyle balance and stress-management techniques

Along with a comprehensive and detailed history, signs/symptoms, and a careful Functional Nutrition focused physical exam, clinicians begin the deep detective work that not only tells the patient’s story and establishes a patient centered experience, but also helps uncover the underlying issues that allowed the patient to reach their current health status for which they seek assistance.

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Course Sections

Module 1 Functional Nutrition Intake
Unit 1 Slides/Handouts/Recordings
Unit 2 Section 1 Quiz/CPE Access
Module 2 FN Focused Physical Exam
Unit 1 Slides/Handouts/Recordings
Unit 2 Section 2 Quiz/CPE Access
Module 3 Six Core Centers of Health
Unit 1 Part 1 Slides/Handouts/Recordings
Unit 2 Part 1 Quiz /CPE Access
Unit 3 Part 2 Slides/Handouts/Recordings
Unit 4 Part 2 Quiz /CPE Access